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    Any possibility of the Reds locating

    a team in Lexington KY ?

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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    The astros already have a team in Lexington.

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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    Chances are almost non-existent. Baseball requires a team to have one club in High A and Low A. Both Dayton and Lexington are Low A. And the Reds have an ownership position in the Dragons, and a perpetual lease.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed
    Chances are almost non-existent. Baseball requires a team to have one club in High A and Low A. Both Dayton and Lexington are Low A. And the Reds have an ownership position in the Dragons, and a perpetual lease.
    It is possible for teams to move up(like Lexington moving to High A), but I don't know the specifics.

    I think Round Rock or New Orleans moved from AA to AAA, so it has been done before.

    Even then, the odds of the Reds getting an A-ball team in Lexington are unrealistic.
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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed
    It is possible for teams to move up(like Lexington moving to High A), but I don't know the specifics.

    I think Round Rock or New Orleans moved from AA to AAA, so it has been done before.

    Even then, the odds of the Reds getting an A-ball team in Lexington are unrealistic.
    The ownership of that team, The Legends, would love it.

    And I know that they already have a team. I'm not that stupid.

    It makes some logistic sense, and the city would support it.

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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed
    It is possible for teams to move up(like Lexington moving to High A), but I don't know the specifics.

    I think Round Rock or New Orleans moved from AA to AAA, so it has been done before.

    Even then, the odds of the Reds getting an A-ball team in Lexington are unrealistic.
    What High A league would Lexington fit into?

    Carolina? California? Florida State?

    Not happening, especially as long as Sarasota remains the spring training site.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    And the Reds own Sarasota as a High A team 100%.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    I don't know if it would ever come about...but the original owners of the Lexington Legends built the park in a way that would make it easy to expand the size to AA size which was always their ultimate goal for the franchise...
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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    You gotta think that the Reds would prefer AA in Lex over Chatt.

    That would be so cool and fun to see advanced Reds prospects first-hand on a regular basis.

    The word synergy is often over-used, but I think that would be so awesome.
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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    yes and no ... It'd be nice for Cincinnati area fans, but might cut into a regional fan base they might want to maintain.

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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    I guess I'm thinking that...
    There is a minor league team already in Lexington, so the question is...

    Would we rather have central Kentucky following the Rocket (who started his rehab in Lex) and his son (Koby who plays for the Legends now) and all the other Astros as they make it to the show

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    Would we rather have central Kentucky fans anxious to travel to Cincinnati to see their former players now playing for the Reds in the show.

    Area teams build interest in the Reds...they increase attendance at the Reds games and they reduce the cost of travel for FO types to watch the farmhands while it also decreases the travel time for players in the system...between teams.

    There and Back Again...

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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    Sure would make for short drives for viewing players, as far as the FO is concerned. AA in Lex, AAA in Louisville, & Cincy. All 3 cities within 1.5 hours of each other.

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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed
    And the Reds own Sarasota as a High A team 100%.
    Bummer, my thoughts were it would be nice to keep Chattanooga and make Lexington the high A team, that would be nice and centralized.

    But if the choice were Lex or Chat I'd choose the Lookouts.
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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    You are all wrong. The AA team needs to be in Dayton
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    Re: Any possibility of the Reds locating

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    You are all wrong. The AA team needs to be in Dayton
    Over promotion can hurt a prospect

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